Be A

Side By Side Volunteer

When You Care,
Hope Perserveres.

A true community thrives when we all embrace a caring spirit. As a Side by Side volunteer, there are many ways to share your time and talents to help our Lake Geneva neighbors in need:

Be A

Side By Side Volunteer

When You Care,
Hope Perseveres.

A true community thrives when we all embrace a caring spirit. As a Side by Side volunteer, there are many ways to share your time and talents to help our Lake Geneva neighbors in need:

As a client interviewer who meets with Side by Side applicants monthly

Serve on our fundraising committee to plan events, solicit funding, and correspond with donors.

Help behind the scenes with answering incoming calls, grant writing, marketing, website and social media maintenance, or updating our resource materials.

Train our volunteers or serve as an outreach speaker.

Volunteer Application

Please complete our volunteer application so we can learn about your interests in more detail.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Side by Side Volunteer!

We provide short term, urgent financial assistance to families in the Badger/Lake Geneva School District no more than once a year for rent, utilities, or prescription medication. Our business meetings are 7:00 pm, the second Tuesday of the month at First Congregational UCC, 715 Wisconsin St., Lake Geneva. We meet with clients on the third Tuesday of the month at the same location. Please complete the form below with your contact information and areas of interest. If you’d prefer a printable form, you can download one here.

Not able to dedicate time as a volunteer?

You can help Side by Side achieve its mission with your financial support.

Former Client, Current Volunteer

“I was a single mother of three making $10 an hour with rent, bills, a car payment…Life! I was robbing Peter to pay Paul, and then a co-worker told me about Side by Side. I toyed with the idea of going and asking for help, but that can be a very hard thing to do sometimes. I finally went and talked with the Side by Side volunteers, and they made the decision to help me and my family. For that I will always be grateful. Years later, I am a volunteer for this wonderful organization. I felt the need to give back and will continue to do so. I would recommend Side by Side for anyone who is struggling to survive and may need a little help along the way. Thanks, Side by Side!”

A Warm Place to Stay

“During the bitter cold streak in January of 2019, two Side by Side volunteers drove around looking for potential homeless families and people in need. Side by Side coordinated with local hotels and gave overnight vouchers to the police department for them to hand out to whomever was on their list. ”